All Speakers


Joining us from France, the UK, North America and Sweden, the speakers at Urban Growth 2017 form an impressive lineup. Each have earned their place at the conference for their excellence in their respective fields of ecology, horticulture and landscaping. With a wide array of backgrounds, we believe they will come together perfectly to inspire and educate on the many aspects of professional plant use.

Please take some time to click and read their presentations. The texts paint a deeper picture of each speaker’s background and expertise.

On each speaker’s page are also links to their sessions during the three days of the conference, with information about the sessions’ title, date and time. The speakers hold one or two sessions each. Clicking on a session takes you to a page with a text description written by the speaker/speakers.

James Hitchmough

James Hitchmough

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Head of Department and Professor at Sheffield University

Nigel Dunnett

Nigel Dunnett

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Professor of Planting design at Sheffield University

Panayoti Kelaidis

Panayoti Kelaidis

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Senior Curator, Director of Outreach at Denver Botanical Garden

John Greenlee

John Greenlee

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Expert in Grass Ecology and sustainable Planting Design

Thomas Rainer

Thomas Rainer

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Landscape architect, teacher, and writer

Peter Korn

Peter Korn

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Plantsman with Innovative Planting Methods

Kevin Hughes

Kevin Hughes

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Ecologist and Plantsman

Jenny Nilsson

Jenny Nilsson

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